Friday, 26 November 2010

On the top of the world

As mentioned earlier (here and here) I have been walking. This year I have now walked 1,760 miles.

If I was to walk this distance in a straight line, how far would I get now?


What do we know about Svalbard?

Here is a map:

Although it is rather lovely, there is quite a lot of information missing - so I wouldn't suggest using this map to plan a holiday or anything. And if you were thinking of going by boat, be careful - watch out for all those whales and seals and assorted sea monsters.

His Dark Materials is one of the finest children's stories ever written, but Svalbard is probably not inhabited by armoured bears. (Wouldn't it be good if it was though?!)

It does, however, have some magnificent skies.

Click on the pic to see it full size - and click here to see more.

Svalbard is a very long way north indeed.
It is so far north it is On the Top of the World.
Here are some very happy people who know a little song about being on the top of the world:

In fact Svalbard is probably just about as far north as any normal human would want to go. So I'm not going there. Instead, this weekend, I will be heading south. All the way south to Brighton.

Because FC United are playing Brighton & Hove Albion in the Second Round of the FA Cup!!

And look, they've got a Boardwalk!

We know a little song about that too, don't we?

Good luck lads!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Fun with Meat

From the Gallery of Regrettable Food.

Really, the picture says it all - I can't think of a single thing I can say that will make it any better.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

and tonight is a night we are never, ever going to forget!

Originally, Guy Fawkes Night was all about gunpowder, treason and hoo haa:

but tonight we are off to Rochdale - and the scenes are going to be remarkably similar:

(photo by Alastair Adams)

For the first time in our short life, FC United are in the
FA Cup. Proper. - and I am already so giddy I am making myself sick.

Here is a little taster from ESPN for those of you who, like me, just cannot wait.

Giddy giddy giddy giddy giddy giddy. Oh dear. I need some pharmaceuticals and a little lie down.

Get out your rattles and get out your rosettes and get on that train to Rochdale. This is going to be the best night ever!!!

Good Luck Lads!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Dev's Eclair

As promised, and with thanks to The Weatherfield Librarian.
Here is the wrapper dropped by Dev at the theatre:

Isn't it crumpled? He must have really enjoyed it.